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‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’ Nominated For 2021 Emmy

Other nominees for outstanding arts and culture documentary are ‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ and ‘The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show.’

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, which won a Grammy in March for best music film, was nominated for an Emmy on Tuesday (July 27) for outstanding arts and culture documentary.

The CNN film, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, looks at Linda Ronstadt’s career peaks in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and the grace that she has shown in dealing with the degenerative condition (progressive supranuclear palsy) that has stilled her remarkable singing voice.

The other nominees in the category are Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (PBS), the life story of jazz legend Miles Davis; Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (Netflix), a look at the gender-non-conforming astrologer who is beloved by Latin audiences; Our Time Machine (POV, PBS); and The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show (Peacock), a look at a week in February 1968 in which Harry Belafonte sat in for Johnny Carson as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show. During that week, Belafonte invited such notable guests as Dr. Martin Luther King and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (both of whom would be assassinated that spring) as well as such stars as Bill Cosby, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll, The Smothers Brothers and Paul Newman.

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